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Hamburg, Germany - 22nd December 2009
When we came back from Austria we found a lot of snow in Hamburg. Jenny told me that snow is really unusual in Hamburg before christmas and in general. When we went out to do some final christmas shopping we took time to make some photos. First we had a stop at the inner Alster, the lake in the middle of Hamburg. There was even ice on the water. Jenny told me that in former days there have been a big party on the Alster in winter when the ice was strong enough. But nowadays there is seldom ice on it and it had not been strong enough for 12 years.
We went along the Alster to the Jungfernstieg. It is the harbour of the Alster-ships. We saw some birds there.
They had decorated the pier with some christmas trees and they were all covered with snow.
Every year at christmas time some of the boats were decorated with pictures from fairy tales. It was really beautiful.
We didn't recognise the title of this fairytale.
"The Star Money"
In the middle of the inner Alster was this great chtistmas tree.
When we went back we had a great view to the snow covered town hall.
Although the water must have been really cold there were many birds inside and at the edge of the ice.
We went into the courtcard of the town hall, it was really nice with all the snow.
Jenny decided that we have some time left and so we went to the old St. Nikolai-church. On our way we came across a bridge with a statue of St. Ansgar.
Then we arrived at the St. Nikolai-church.
It is really old but it has been destroyed in World War II and they keep it as a memorial nowadays. I think it must have been really great.
All the free space you can see on the pictures have been the central part of the church.
This was a side entrance to the church, you can look through the open doors.
In front of the church was this sign with some of the history of the church. It says:
Saint Nikolai Memorial
For the Victims of War and Persecution 1933 - 1945
Built 1845-74 from plans by Sir Gilbert Scott, London
Destroyed 1943 during the firestorm "Operation Gomorrha"
16.12.1987 foundation of the Saint Nikolai Memorial Society
We took some last pictures in front of the church.
Then we went home and had some hot tea to get warm again.
Posted Dec 27, 2009, 12:45 am Last edited Dec 27, 2009, 12:52 am by Mondfalke
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